We just got word that actor Idris Elba, probably best known for his character Stringer Bell from the extremely popular HBO hit series The Wire, has recently joined the cast of the new comic book film titled Thor, Marvel Studios' film centering on the Norse god of thunder.
Kenneth Branagh is directing the adaptation of the Marvel comic. Chris Hemsworth will star as Thor; Tom Hiddleston will play Loki, and Natalie Portman is the love interest Jane Foster.
Elba will play Heimdall; as the guardian of Asgard, he stands on the BiFrost Bridge ready to defend the city from intruders.
We hear that shooting is due to begin in mid-January in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
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